Dr. Myung Ju Lee

The founder and medical director of
VIP Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Myung Ju Lee MD. PhD.
Dr. Myung Ju Lee is a prominent board-certified Korean Plastic Surgeon specializing in autologous nose, facial, and body contouring surgeries. He is the founder and director of VIP International Plastic Surgery Center based in Seoul, South Korea as a headquarter.

He is recognized both in his homeland and internationally, as one of the best plastic surgeons in existence today. Ever since he became a full-fledged plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee has filled professorate and chief doctor posts in various universities and hospitals. He has made profound and systematic studies in the areas of autologous nose surgery, facial contouring surgery, High-SMAS facelift, breast surgery, liposuction, and fat grafting procedures.

After many years of practice experience and development of several innovative plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Lee has redefined the ‘Harmony Rhinoplasty’ along with total facial bone structure surgery for enhancing the natural beauty of the face. Apart from this, Dr. Lee has also developed and further refined many special surgery techniques in other areas such as breast surgery, liposuction, and tummy tuck. He is now taking a leading role among aesthetic plastic surgeons in Korea and is also actively involved in monitoring fledgling plastic surgeons.

Dr. Lee is a dedicated surgeon and a perfectionist, who firmly believes that safety and technical reliability are the utmost priorities in the surgeries that he performs. He also places great emphasis on post-surgical care for the patients’ full recovery.

Highlights of His Academic and Recognitions
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Korean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Asian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons – as Academic Commissioner
Korean Rhinoplasty Society – Previous Executive Member

Clinical Professor, Chosun University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor, Inje University School of Medicine

Dr. Myung Ju Lee was born in 1960 to a family of 7 in the Southern part of Korea. From a very young age, he had shown a very keen interest in music and art. As a young boy, he possessed an uncanny creative dexterity in making his own toys.

During his high school years, he began to develop an interest in the field of medicine, particularly in cosmeceuticals and aesthetics. This, coupled with his artistic mind and dexterity, naturally drew him towards the field of plastic surgery. This is an area that allows him to express his creative talents to bring out the ‘Hidden Natural Beauty’ of every patient he meets.

Academic Profile
1979 - Graduated from Jaeil High School in Kwang Ju
1986 - Graduated from Chosun University- College of Medicine with Bachelor of Arts and M.D
1992 - Graduated from Chosun University with a Master Degree
2000 - Graduated from Jun Nam University with a PhD

Training Background
1987 - Internship at Chosun University Medical Center
1988 to1990 - Performed government community service as a Public Health and Medical Doctor
1990 to1994 - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident at Chosun University College of Medicine

Experience
1994 to 1995 - Instructor at Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chosun University Medical Center
1996 to 2001 - Professor ( Plastic Surgery ) at the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Chosun University Medical Center
1999 to 2000 - Exchange Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA under
-Dr. Rohrich ( Chief Professor and world famous Rhinoplasty Surgeon/ Editor of Plastic And Reconstructive Scientific Journal which is the most important journal in plastic surgery )
-Dr. Barton ( A former ASAPS president and the person who developed the High SMAS Face Lift )
-Dr. Byrd ( Master of Rhinoplasty and Cleft Lip Deformity )
-Dr. Hober ( Master of Craniofacial Surgery )

Also Exchange Professor And Visiting Doctor at

Dr. Gunter's Rhinoplasty Institute
Dr. Guyuron at Case Western Reserve University Medical Center
Dr. Tebbets's Rhinoplasty & Breast Surgery Center
Dr. Hamra's Composite Face Lift Center
Dr. Hester's Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr Isse's Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Center
Dr Paul's Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Pinto's Lipoplasty & Body Contouring Center

Leadership
2001 to present - Established VIP International Plastic Surgery Center in Seoul and became Chief Plastic Surgeon
2002 to present - Clinical Professor, Chosun University School of Medicine
2005-2010 - Establishing & Executive Member, Korean Rhinoplasty Society
2007 to present - Clinical Professor, Inje University School of Medicine
2009. - Scientific Chairman, Korean Rhinoplasty Society
2010. - Organizing Chairman, " Rhinoplasty Symposium Seoul 2010"

Membership Of Scientific Association & Society
Member of the following:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS )
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS )
Korean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Asian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons - as Academic Commissioner
Korean Rhinoplasty Society - previous executive member
Faculty Member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Surgical Achievements
1996 - Became the ' FIRST' plastic surgeon to perform and practice the Autologous Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty in Korea
2001 - Became the 'FIRST' plastic surgeon to perform and practice the HIGH-SMAS Face Lift in Korea
2003 - Developed the Combined Septal Deviation and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty technique
2005 - Developed the Asian MID-FACE RETRUSION Augmentation technique using 100% autologous tissues
2007 - Developed and introduced the ' GOLDEN LINE ' Rhinoplasty
2009 - Further redefined the ' GOLDEN LINE ' Rhinoplasty with his ' HARMONY FACE ' techniques using 100% autologous tissues

As of today, despite having personally performed over 20,000 surgeries, Dr.Lee’s quest for further refinement and perfection continues.

Thus, he has adopted the following quality values:
Quality Mission – based on the 4-M principle and PDCA cycle

4 M’s
Manpower – recruit, train, and educate only the most qualified and experienced personnel
Machine – source and procure the safest and most state of art surgical equipment.
Material – source and procure only the safest and best surgical materials which must be FDA and/or KFDA approved, regardless of the cost.
METHOD – adopt only the safest proven surgery procedures, which minimize the risks, trauma, and discomfort of the patients. Continuously learn, develop, and refine all the current and new surgical techniques

PDCA cycle
PLAN – all surgeries must be appropriately planned for the patients through qualified consultations, medical examinations, and expert advice on their needs.
DO – only qualified consultants can give consultation, which also requires a final approval from the surgeon. Only qualified and trained surgeons can perform any surgical procedures.
CHECK – all procedures performed must be checked to ensure that they comply with all the safety standards and patients’ requirement. Post-surgical care must be performed according to the stringent requirements until the patients are fully discharged by the doctor.
ACTION – immediate corrective action must be taken to resolve any non-compliance to the above and/or any unforeseen circumstances that may arise to ensure the utmost safety of the patients.

Dr. Lee’s vision is to “express creativeness in plastic surgery tin the most natural way and in the same manner as an artist would express his creativity in his art.”
Dr. Lee’s mission is to through his plastic surgery to “bring out an individual’s hidden natural beauty as well as to enhance their self-confidence.”

Despite all his achievements and accolades, Dr. Myung Ju Lee has remained a very humble and down-to-earth person. He always tries his best to satisfy the needs of his patients. His continuous quest for further knowledge, refinement, and improvement to his already sound know-how’s augurs well for all his patients.

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